Thursday, November 1, 2012

A day that had seen rain, and wet sheep

The windows are streaked with rain, and it's a bit cooler again. We've had about 25mm, which will have Norm and shearers cursing, and the guys who have finished shearing, smiling, as the grass is needing it. As the seasons move on we go to haying, and the grass which should be rushing ahead, hasn't got long enough yet.

I made date loaf today while refilling the biscuit (AKA ├žookie) tin, in some the time I would have taken to weed or plant or water. One cup dates, one cup warm water, add together. 1 cup brown sugar, 2 cups flour and one tsp of baking powder and one tsp baking soda. 1 egg, 2 tablespoons of marge... rub into the dry ingredients, add beaten egg, and stir in the soggy dates and water. Pour into a lined loaf tin. Swear a lot when you discover that you forgot to put on the oven (180 c for around 45 minutes - more for the short fat tins, less for the long thin one. It freezes well)

I've located the part I need for the Speed Queen... in the US. But they will ship internationally... to Canada. Ah well. It's sort of working for now.

And now I return to Arawn, Gwynn Ap Nudd and a great deal of confusion. Welsh myth must be the most confusing of a great many confusing mythologies. (I'm doing some homework for a possible book, before the Scottish Country dancing tonight).

6 comments:

  1. have you tried here, they have a spare parts service http://www.speedqueensales.com.au/services.html

    If so, sorry! disregard :)

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    1. I have now e-mailed them (I am afraid ├žontact us web-pages are like SQ items on a menu to me. It will cost me $98 here, S27 (US) in the US.

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  2. You can always ship it Christine, she sends packages to Oz all the time.

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  3. By that I mean she's getting a package together to go there now. We could pop it in and have her sister package it off to you.

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    1. I will e-mail you directly about this
      thanks
      Dave

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  4. Welsh mythology is interesting. I stuck my nose into it a bit for the novel I am trying to finish, and then used the Coblyns in the balloon storytelling show I am creating with my partner. Which was a blast, and hopefully will go over well with our young audiences! The Coblyns are also known as Brucca, knockers, and a variety of other things… typical for Welsh mythology where one name will not do!

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